That depends on what kind of person you are, and whether you're moving away from home to go. Academically, most university courses start where school left off (or even a bit before that), so the big thing to get used to is having to discipline yourself to go to class, get your work in on time and all that without a teacher leaning over you forcing you to do it. That's not really such a big deal, and they usually ease you into it.<br />
The bigger deal (at least for me) was moving away from home, turning up in a town where I knew nobody and living on my own for the first time. That was pretty scary for the first week or two, but fortunately you're all in the same position and it quickly starts to seem normal. (It also helped, at least in my case, that I went into a student residence, so meals were provided and such. Going straight into an apartment in your first year isn't a great plan.)<br />
It's also harder on more introverted types, due to all the new people; I had to quickly find quiet places to go to unwind between times. If you're more extroverted, though, it's probably great fun.<br />
The bottom line is that, yes, it's scary, but you'll get through it. :)
It sounds like you should be fine: having someone to share it with should make life a *lot* easier. :) The main thing is not to let it overwhelm you. Stay calm, take it step by step and you'll have a great time. :)
No, my oldest son went to uni and loved it. Everyone will be apprehensive in their first year but you'll soon make friends and have the time of your life. Good luck, babe.
You're very welcome. :) Now, go and enjoy yourself.
I don't know if you should.... but know you are not alone on this matter :(
No, now is the time to do it... Not later when you're 40 like myself.
NO NO NO
Nah uni is awesome. Everyone is really friendly and the university helps you out as much as you need.
If you want to be a journalist when you are barely literate, then fear is entirely appropriate. I think you are in for a hard time.
Definitely NO. I wonder what subject(s) you are thinking of studying, English and a foreign language? Much of what I was thinking has already been said. I went away to university about a whole day's travel from home so going home even at week-ends was out of the question. This meant that I had to make new friends at university. This was difficult to start with but overall it was a great experience. I got a very good degree which was followed by a closely related and very interesting, varied, and continuing career. The only "down-side", especially now, is the amount of money you are likely to owe at the end of your course.
JOURNALISM? The newspaper/magazine industry is hanging on by a thread. I don't think they've figured out a way to monetize big salaries for bloggers yet either. Before you get in debt up to your eyeballs with a worthless college degree, do a hell of a lot more research first. Seek out people who have the career you want and take THEIR advice and/or warning, not your HS guidance counselor's. Point your aptitude in the direction of where the most money and the least risk for unemployment is. Don't shoot yourself in the foot with bad career choices because you were too lazy or naive to do your due diligence. The only guarantee with student loans is that they'll come due upon graduation.
Seek out people who have the career you want and talk to them in person and take THEIR advice and/or warning. Call up local newspapers, television studios, Internet bloggers or anywhere that you dream of working. Ask for an informational interview and tell them you're researching careers in journalism. Ask questions like how difficult was it to get hired? What is the compensation for the work? How is the job security? What are the requirements for continuing education? What schools are preferred? What classes are essential? Do most people start out in small towns and have to work their way up to larger markets? Make this career path research your most important journalism project that you will ever write. Be a journalist and ask the awkward questions because you need to know the answers before you spend $100,000 of your parents' money or take out student loans in your own name for a career that you've dreamed about since you were 9 years old. I had a not very creative job as a graphic designer for a yellow pages publishing company. The pay started out very low but the compensation package included a pension and healthcare benefits and was unionized. I felt fortunate to have the job at the time before the job moved off-shore to the Philippines. If you had come to talk to me about that job, as an insider, I could warn you that when we had two openings there were 200 interested applicants and like I said, this job wasn't even very creative.
Excellent! That IS what I'm talking about.
Before I went off to uni i was petrified but from the second day of being there I loved it! You will be fine, really you will.